Utah ski resort worker killed by chairlift in fall identified as 29-year-old: sheriff

A worker at a Utah ski resort who died Monday after falling from a chair into a ravine has been identified.

Speaking on Facebook Wednesday, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 29-year-old Christian Helger of Millcreek. According to KSL-TV, he was a ski patrol at Park City Mountain Resort.

Helger’s official cause of death is being determined by the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner.

“Our prayers are with the Helger family as they mourn the loss of Christian. Hug your loved ones often and tell them you love them,” the department wrote.

A UT SKI RESORT WORKER DIES AFTER A FALLEN TREE SHAKE THE CHAIRLIFT AND SWORDED THE EMPLOYEE INTO A GORGE

Skiers sit in a chairlift with a panoramic view of the Wasatch Range in the Rocky Mountains on March 2, 2015 in Park City, Utah, USA.

Skiers sit in a chairlift with a panoramic view of the Wasatch Range in the Rocky Mountains on March 2, 2015 in Park City, Utah, USA.
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The sheriff’s office reported that Helger was riding the Short Cut chairlift on Park City Mountain around 10:45 a.m. Monday when a tree fell on a lift cable, causing the chairs to “move significantly up and down.” Helger, who the resort said was on duty, fell from at least 25 feet into a ravine of deep snow.

Due to the difficulty of the terrain, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said it took at least 20 minutes to reach Helger and dig him out of “chest-deep snow,” KSL-TV reported. He was pulled out of the snow unconscious and life-saving measures were immediately taken in vain.

“The entire Summit County Sheriff’s Office extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends, the Park City Mountain Ski Patrol team who worked to rescue one of their own, and the entire Park City Mountain team, since mourning this tragic loss,” the department wrote on social media.

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A bird's-eye view of Park City Mountain Resort during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

A bird’s-eye view of Park City Mountain Resort during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
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Park City Mountain, one of many Vail Resort destinations, released the following statement to Fox News Digital:

“The Park City Mountain team — as well as the entire Vail Resorts team — extends our deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of our team member,” said Deirdra Walsh, vice president and chief operating officer of Park City Mountain. “We are all deeply saddened by this tragic incident and will support our employees as they mourn this devastating loss.”

The resort said 10 other people on the Short Cut chairlift were safely evacuated by a ski patrol at the time. The chairlift will remain closed while the incident is investigated.

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Fall colors appear on the mountainside of Park City Mountain Resort on September 2, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Fall colors appear on the mountainside of Park City Mountain Resort on September 2, 2014 in Park City, Utah.
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According to TownLift, Helger’s death was the second in recent days at the resort after a 75-year-old man died of a serious illness while skiing on Sunday.

The Park City news agency reported the man suffered a serious medical incident on an advanced trail in the resort’s Dream Peak area.

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The man was pronounced dead on the mountain after first responders transported him to an ambulance access site.

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